Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cali's Birthday Celebration

So the main reason for my trip to Utah this last week was to celebrate Cali's BIG Birthday - she turned 21!!

We had fun shopping, eating, going to a show and driving around Provo in my rented mini -cooper.  It was a little bit of an adventure since the car was a manual.

When I asked the guy at the airport if it was a manual he told me it wasn't.  I got in the car out in the parking garage, looked down, and he was wrong!  It was a manual.  It was been MANY years since I had driven one.  After a few tries at starting the car and being unsuccessful I stopped a man walking by in the parking structure for help - you have to have both the clutch and the brake all the way down to start the car!

I was very proud of myself.  I only killed the car once the first day I drove it - not too bad!  I have decided that driving a manual is way too much work.

On Cali's brithday, Wednesday she skipped one of her classes so we could go to Zupa's, one of her favorite places for lunch.  She had her favorite - ultimate grilled cheese and cauliflower soup.

The day before we had gone shopping for her birthday present - a new Vera Bradley backpack.  Isn't it cute!
 While I was there we returned Scoot Scoot to it's rightful owner - glad to be rid of it!  Cali is now walking without assistance on her boot.  She is totally weight bearing - yeah!  She goes to the doctor again this next week and she is hoping to lose the boot too! 

 Tuesday night Logan got us tickets to go see Drowy Chaperone up in Salt Lake.  Clark couldn't go because he had a LSAT course to teach but he and his friend Lizzy were able to meet us for dinner beforehand.

Don't ask me what he's doing other than being annoying when I am trying to take a picure!

On Wednesday night we all went to LaJolla Groves for birthday dinner.
 In addition to her new backpack Cali got a cute jacket from Logan and a darling red hat from Clark.  I found this darling London print and fell in love with it.  Cali loved it too.  I could just see Cali kissing one of the Beefeaters - I love his red cheeks!

 After dinner we went back to Cali's apartment.  Her roommates had planned cake and a gathering of friends for her.  We left before the friends came but we got to see her cute pigeon cake.  For those of you who may not be aware of it - a pigeon is Cali's favorite animal.  Thus the pigeons on her blog and she even has a pigeon shirt!

 Here are two of Cali's roommates - Stephanie and Rachel.  The one on the left is not one of her roommates but the boyfriend of one of them although  I think he may be at the apartment more than the 4th actual roommate is!!
Happy Birthday Cali - glad I could be there to celebrate with you!


Tamara said...

What a fun birthday! Glad that scoot scoot is returned and that the boot may come off. . . .What an adventure and many lessons learned. Lizzie looks darling and she makes yummy cupcakes too. Thanks for sharing!

Janna said...

what kind of vera bradley backpack is that? i'm looking into getting one and that one looks like a good size. thanks in advance!